I used to be one of those people who didn’t believe in recycling. I figured, why recycle? My efforts won’t stop anything. I can’t save the world by myself. Plus, I probably won’t be alive by the time the world shallows itself up. So, why should I waste my time and energy?
We’ve all seen the public service announcements, the heart-felt commercials explaining that our world is dying. I’ve changed the channel a few time myself, never thinking twice about it. I wish I had some awesome story that I can tell, explaining what has changed my mind. Well, folks, I don’t. One day, I just woke up, and became more conscious of my surroundings.
I started thinking about my kids, and my grand kids, and what kind of world I would be leaving to them once my last day comes. I’ve began to notice health problems that my kids began to have, due to the chemicals they are subjected to everyday; eczema, asthma, acne, etc.
So, I started to recycle. It may sound a little corny or cliché, but every time that I reuse or recycle something, I feel like I’m making a difference. And it feels amazing!
For example, I love making candles out of old jars. This lavender tangerine scented candle was made from old fruit jars that I buy for my kids. I love how unique the jar shape is AND we’re recycling!
So, why should you recycle? Well, because Earth is your home. I like to keep my home clean and fresh (well, as much as I can with 3 kids and a hard-working husband). My house is my safe haven. I like to keep my memories reserved, so one day, my family can reminiscence and create new memories. Earth is the same way, the same idea. We have to preserve it, we have to take care of it. That way, our children and our childrens children will have a “home” that will continue to feed them, clothe them, and provide for them.
The materials that you should recycle are paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass. Please contact your local recycling agency to find out ways you can recycle and make a difference.